Exercising is crucial for our health no matter how old we are. For a long and fulfilled life, it is essential that you maintain a healthy lifestyle. If someone gave you the chance to change only one thing about your body, what would that be? I would choose to reduce my fat body. If you would ask for a smooth and flatter belly, then you’ve got plenty of company. Let’s see how we can fight fat at any age.
Running in your 20’s
Being fat at the age of 20 is not good at all. At this age the main focus is to get your heart rate up as high as you can. By doing cardiovascular exercises 4 days in a week will result in a low-to-no risk of cardiovascular diseases later in life. For the best results, take fitness classes and run as hard as you can. Because at the age of 20 you can be and should be more active.
Lifting Weights in your 30’s
The human metabolism slows down in the 3rd decade of life. At this age, you will notice many things, and one of them is that you must consume less food to maintain your weight. This is the signal that now you need to start playing with those dumbbells and metal bars, lifting weights at least two or three times a week. It will build muscle mass and help you to trim your tummy and to lose weight more than anything else. Cardio is also recommended two times a week with sessions of 30 minutes. This regimen will keep you slim and fit.
Sweat it out in your 40’s
Your muscle loss will tend to accelerate as you reach the age of 40. Your body will start to enter the premenopausal stage. The amount of estrogen you produce will start decreasing, which will result in fat accumulating in your midsection. You should continue to do weight training, and even some cardio, but your cardio sessions need to be less intense.
Enter your 50’s dancing
The more you continue to move around, the better chance you have of maintaining your weight. In your 50’s though, it becomes important to stretch every morning immediately after waking up. This needs to be done to improve blood circulation and prepare you for the day. Weight bearing exercises will still be needed in your 50’s, and we recommend that you choose less intense activities such as dancing, light jogging, or even joining a hiking club. It is important to stay on your feet and keep moving since bone density will be a priority for you. Also, people with strong legs are known to better maintain good health in their 50’s than those who do not.
Swim away in your 60’s or beyond
After living more than half of your life you will have reached the age of 60, and one of the issues that are of concern is bone strength. However, don’t let this get in the way of your daily activities and exercise. This is the age where you will need to perform low-impact workouts like biking, swimming, light jogging, or even simply walking. You will also notice some that your shoulders start to weaken and get tight in your 60s, which is why stretching needs to be done every day as well.